In Owen and Eleanor Make Things Up, Owen and Eleanor decide they need to have super-exciting lives in order to win their library's 'true story' creative writing contest. The problem is: their lives aren't that interesting! So they go looking for ways to make their lives more thrilling---like maybe they should stop a bank robbery with their new martial arts skills? But when none of their plans work out, Owen comes up with a new, final idea for something attention-getting that seems true, even though it isn't. How important is that the stories they tell about themselves are true stories? Recommended for ages 5 to 8 years.